Ou Relative Poverty: Gilman, Roland Park Country

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Subculture Skater dudes, biker chicks, frat boys and sorority girls are all member of a subculture. They are certainly part of the larger culture but are referenced as subculture because of the groups shared sense of identity and commonality. According to our textbook, “ethnic and racial groups share the language, food, and customs of their heritage. Other subcultures are united by shared experiences” (Griffiths, 63). Fraternities, secret clubs band together, cultivating collective and shared identities, referring to each other as brothers and sister, while participating in larger society as a whole. Conflict Theory is the epitome of the struggle between the have and have nots. It posits that our society is in a constant tug of war and competition for a limited amount of resources. Those who attempt and succeed at accumulating wealth, acquiring power and are the most influential in the political arena, seek to keep it that way by controlling, if not rationing off the very resources they control. Albeit quite a macro level theorization, this battle for the essentials can be seen and felt in the simplest way and on the most basic levels. Children in our schools systems do not possess the same access to educational resources as students have at Gilman, Roland Park Country. In Baltimore City proper, the conflict theory plays in …show more content…

Case in point: my nephew texted me from Ohio asking if I could add him to my T-Mobile account. Never mind the fact that he is a preteen, but his reasoning for “needing” to be added to my account solidifies my definition: his little girlfriend said that his phone was wack and that he had to have at least an iPhone 6. He was upset because his parents wouldn’t purchase the new phone based on his desire to be socially accepted by an eleven year old, jobless

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